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    Biography

    Deana Stephens’ practice focuses in the area of oil and gas law with particular emphasis on mineral title law.  Prior to coming to Steptoe & Johnson, Mrs. Stephens worked as an abstractor for a local land company.  Mrs. Stephens began her career as a Prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office before taking her experience and knowledge to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office where she continued in her role as Assistant District Attorney until 2011.  Mrs. Stephens experience gained while working with the public as a prosecutor and quick problem solving skills enables her to assist clients with issues as they arise in a calm, efficient and thorough manner. Mrs. Stephens is a member of the Environment, Social, Governance ("ESG") group, a group of attorneys with experience and knowledge about how ESG impacts all aspects of business. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Board of Directors, Washington County Bar Association
    Supreme Court of the United States
    United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    Past President, Young Lawyers Division, Washington County Bar Association
    Graduated magna cum laude, West Virginia Wesleyan College

    Key Experience

    Conducted coal, oil and gas title examinations and drafted corresponding title opinions to assist energy clients

    Work Experience

    2013 Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2012-2013 Abstractor, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2008-2011 Washington County District Attorney's Office
    2006-2008 Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
    2006-2008 Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University